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Author Turvey, Brent E., author

Title Forensic victimology : examining violent crime victims in investigative and legal contexts / Brent E. Turvey
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 564 pages) : illustrations
Summary Forensic Victimology is the scientific study of victims for the purposes of addressing investigative and forensic issues. The social scientist researching victim-offender relationships; the investigator going through a victim?s garbage or cell phone records; the criminal profiler reading a victim?s diary or making a "friends and family" list; the forensic nurse taking a victim history or looking for evidence of injury; the reconstructionist examining a victim?s toxicology or making a timeline of activities leading up to their demise; the psychiatrist or psychologist performing a mental health assessment; the medical examiner establishing a victim?s place of employment or last meal ? each collects, examines, and interprets evidence related to forensic victimology. Their work serves criminal investigation and anticipates courtroom testimony. The 2e of Forensic Victimology continues the applied presentation of a traditionally theoretical subject. It distinguishes the investigative and forensic aspects of applied victim study as a necessary adjunct to what is typically a theoretical field. It then identifies forensic victimologists and provides them with the methods and standards of practice needed to be of service. . 30% new content, with new chapters on Emergency Services, False Confessions, and Human Trafficking . Use of up-to-date references and case examples to demonstrate the application of forensic victimology . Provides context and scope for both the investigative and forensic aspects of case examination and evidence interpretation . Approaches the study of victimology from a realistic standpoint, moving away from stereotypes and archetypes . Useful for students and professionals working in relation to behavioral science, criminology, criminal justice, forensic science, and criminal investigation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Victims of violent crimes.
Forensic sciences.
Forensic Sciences.
Crime Victims.
Form Electronic book
Author Freeman, Jodi
Jamerson, Charla M, author
Crowder, Stan, author
McGrath, Michael, author
Mikulay, Shawn, author
Savino, Detective John O, author
Torres, Angela N, author
ISBN 9780124080843 (electronic bk.)
0124080847 (electronic bk.)